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April 10, 2014
Global warming not taken seriously: World Bank's Kim
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2014
Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday. "We are quickly coming to the point where we are not going to be able to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius," Kim said at the start of the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in Washington. "Warming by two degrees Celsius is going to have major implications.... 40 percent of the arable land in Africa will be g ... read more
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New signal detected in search for MH370 black boxes
Searchers engaged in a race against time to pinpoint "pings" from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes on Thursday detected a possible fifth signal, fuelling hopes that wreckage will soon be found. ... more

Kidnappers demand $11 mln for Chinese tourist
Kidnappers based in the southern Philippines have demanded more than $11 million in ransom for a Chinese tourist abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, a senior minister said Thursday. ... more

Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt
A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding". ... more
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UC Geographers Develop a System to Track the Dynamics of Drought
University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States. Qiusheng Wu, a doctoral student and research assistant for the UC Department of Geography, and Ho ... more


New study explains evolution of duplicate genes
From time to time, living cells will accidently make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process. Throughout the history of life, evolution has molded some of these seemingly super ... more
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Snowstorms and power outages present elevated risk for carbon monoxide poisoning
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Sea Otters Can Get the Flu, Too
Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Cen ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Novel plant biotechnology approach for sustainable production of pharmaceutical compounds
European scientists have made ground-breaking discoveries for improving the efficiency of the production of pharmaceuticals through plant biotechnology. Biotechnological production offers a cost-eff ... more

Longer catch-and-release time leaves largemouth bass nests more vulnerable to predators
During spawning season, a largemouth bass male attentively guards its nest. Recent research at the University of Illinois found that catch-and-release angling could give bass predators the perfect o ... more

Running geese give insight into low oxygen tolerance
A new study into how the world's highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans. An ... more
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A new tiny species of crayfish from the swamps of coastal eastern Australia
Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species. Robert B McCormack the Team Leader for the Australian Crayfish Pr ... more

Tracking Sugar Movement in Plants
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, overturns a long-held theory in plant science. Researchers at t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale ... more

Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought
Each time you cough or sneeze, you may be sending a mini cold front across the room - a germ-filled weather system. ... more

China city officers beat old man to death: report
Chinese police said Wednesday they are investigating the death of an elderly man, after reports that he died following a beating by city enforcement officers triggered outrage online. ... more
New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed

Hunt for MH370 closes in on 'final resting place'

Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises

Headwall Extends Global Reach in Asia/Pac and Israel

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Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications

Longer catch-and-release time leaves largemouth bass nests more vulnerable to predators

Cyprus opens sewage plant in rare cross-communal effort

Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers

Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming

Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment

Good pay, no crime: life is good in Chilean Antarctica


Mozambique considers law to fight big game poaching
Mozambique is considering a new law to fight poaching, as the number of rhinos killed so far this year in neighbouring South Africa reached 277, a minister said Wednesday. ... more

Italy sounds alarm as 4,000 immigrants land
Italy said Wednesday that 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days - the highest number since it launched a naval operation to rescue them in the wake of two shipwrecks last year. ... more

Hunt for MH370 closes in on 'final resting place'
The hunt for more black box "pings" from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 narrowed Thursday to a specific patch of remote ocean after the logging of fresh signals raised hopes wreckage will soon be found. ... more

Dachshund puppy 'Mini-Winnie' becomes first cloned dog in U.K.
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

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China preps satellite to help detect quakes


Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2


Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming


New method confirms humans and Neandertals interbred


Researchers find arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of atmospheric carbon


A Few Winners, But Many More Losers In Climate Change

Climate Models Underestimate Costs to Future Generations

The tiniest greenhouse gas emitters

Slowdown of global warming fleeting

Kayakers captures video of elusive oarfish

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises

Web satire fosters change in communist Vietnam

Fox News leads all TV news in misleading climate change coverage

Cyprus opens sewage plant in rare cross-communal effort

Anti-corruption activists back on trial in China

Death toll rises to 23 in Solomons floods

Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers

New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed

Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs, food security in face of climate change

Climate change forces flower festival forward a month since 1960s

U.S. LNG exports a win-win, backers says

Czech energy firm scraps nuclear plant expansion

Taiwan demonstrators end parliament seizure, threaten more protests

Russia says South Stream gas pipeline would help EU

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